Illustration major

You invent entire worlds and bring them to life.

In the collaborative and diverse culture of Columbus College of Art & Design's Illustration degree program, you’ll be exposed to experienced faculty, study the history of the field and experience the full spectrum of illustration today, whether it’s on paper, canvas or the digital screen. We cultivate a passion for bringing ideas, characters and personalities to life. Through our comprehensive illustration courses, you'll learn the technical, conceptual and entrepreneurial skills you'll need to succeed in fields such as editorial illustration, advertising, graphic novels, children’s books, concept art and toy design.

 

Illustration program facilities

You'll have access to:

  • A 3D-illustration lab with small- and large-scale sculpting, molding and casting equipment
  • A 2D-illustration lab with scanners, laser printers and drawing tables
  • A 16-seat computer lab with Cintiq monitors and Toon Boom, ZBrush and Adobe software

 

Student and alumni works

 

Careers

Our grads have applied the skills they built at CCAD to a variety of positions and fields.

Advertising designer
Apparel graphics designer
Book illustrator
Character and asset designer
Designer for web and mobile

Editorial illustrator
Film effects creator
Fine artist
Greeting card designer
Newspaper graphic artist

Poster artist
Product and toy designer
Video game designer

Employers

American Greetings
Bath & Body Works
Boeing Helicopters
Cartoon Network
CBS News
DC Comics
Disney Consumer Products

Dreamworks
Forever 21
Hallmark
Hasbro
Marvel Comics
Ogilvy & Mather
Pixar

Sony Pictures
Turbine Entertainment Games
Wall Street Journal
Williams-Sonoma
Zaner-Bloser

 


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Credit hours

Requirement  
Program Requirements 42
CORE Studio Requirements 36
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements 42
Total
120

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Course information

Check out the Illustration course requirements.

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bart browne
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Christopher Canyon
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jeff carlisle
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Maria Carluccio
Assistant Professor
Illustration
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Joe Kovach
Associate Professor
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Masters of Fine Arts
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Mike Laughead
Chair of Illustration
Chair of Comics and Narrative Practice
Assistant Professor
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Comics & Narrative Practice
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Richard McKinley
Adjunct Instructor
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Stewart McKissick
Professor
Comics & Narrative Practice
Illustration
Masters of Fine Arts
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Evangeline phillippidis
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Mark Riedy
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Comics & Narrative Practice
Brian Williams
Adjunct Instructor
Illustration

 


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Illustration is all about telling stories, from depicting culture to making a social impact and speaking to a commercial audience.